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This instrument amends the Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Determination 2017 to include a Schedule to support the provision of goods, services, premises, equipment or any other facility from time to time for the former Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison.
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Registered 03 Aug 2022
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Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Amendment Determination 2022

I, ANTHONY NORMAN ALBANESE, Prime Minister, make this determination.

Dated   15 July 2022                           

Anthony Albanese

Prime Minister

 

 


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedule........................................................................................................................ 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                            3

Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Determination 2017                3

 

 


1  Name

                   This is the Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Amendment Determination 2022.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 16 of the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017.

4  Schedule

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendments

 

Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Determination 2017

 

[1  Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

MOP(S) Act means the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984.]

 

2  Subsection 5(1)

Add “(h) The Hon Scott John Morrison is to be provided with the resources specified in ScheduleThe Hon Scott John Morrison.”

 

3  At the end of the instrument

Add:

 

Schedule – The Hon Scott John Morrison

(Act s 16(1))

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Resources

Condition

1

Under section 13 of the MOP(S) Act, one non-ongoing position not above the level of Senior Adviser 1, for a period of no longer than 12 months, while the former Prime Minister remains in the Parliament.

a)       These positions do not carry an entitlement to Parliamentary Staff Allowance.

b)       All staff should be based in the home city of the nominated office only—non-standard work base for staff is not approved.

c)       Salaries are as set out for a ‘non-Government personal employee’ in the Enterprise Agreement applicable for staff employed under the MOP(S) Act.

d)       Persons employed in these positions are permitted to hold outside employment provided they have written agreement of the former Prime Minister to do so. Reasonable steps should be taken to disclose and avoid any real or apparent conflict of interests.

2

Under section 13 of the MOP(S) Act, one position not above the level of Adviser after the former Prime Minister leaves the Parliament.

3

Under section 13 of the MOP(S) Act, one position not above the level of Assistant Adviser.

4

Under section 13 of the MOP(S) Act, one non-ongoing employee at the Senior Adviser 2 level, for a period of 12 months from the date of leaving Parliament.

5

When an employee is absent on approved leave for 12 weeks or more, a person may be temporarily employed under the MOP(S) Act to fill the vacancy under section 13 of the MOP(S) Act.

6

As former Prime Ministers no longer in the Parliament are not provided with a relief staff budget, they will need to ensure that arrangements are in place within the workplace to cover periods of employee absence of less than 12 weeks.

7

Under the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002, Parliamentary Retirement Travel after the former Prime Minister leaves the Parliament.

 

8

After the former Prime Minister leaves the Parliament, office accommodation for official business as a former Prime Minister, together with:

a)       equipment including telephone equipment (other than office information and communications equipment, see item 9);

b)       facilities;

c)       office requisites; and

d)       stationery;

necessary to operate the office to accommodate the former Prime Minister and his personal employees, within the city in which the former Prime Minister has his principal residence.

In accordance with the standard provided to members of Parliament in their electorate offices.

9

After the former Prime Minister leaves the Parliament, office information and communications technology equipment necessary to operate the office. This includes items such as:

a)       computers;

b)       software;

c)       printers;

d)       multi-function devices;

e)       mobile telephones; and

f)        smartphones.

In accordance with the standard provided to members of Parliament in their electorate offices.

10

After the former Prime Minister leaves the Parliament, unlimited postage for official business as a former Prime Minister

 

11

After the former Prime Minister leaves the Parliament, access to visiting suites in the Commonwealth Parliament Offices for official business as a former Prime Minister.

Consistent with the allocation of visiting suites provided under the Parliamentary Business Resources (Commonwealth Parliament Offices) Determination (No. 1) 2019 or relevant subsequent determination.

12

A mobile phone or a smartphone or a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card for use in a personally-owned device, for communication related to a former Prime Minister’s official business.

In accordance with the standard provided to members of Parliament.

13

After the former Prime Minister leaves the Parliament, the cost of purchasing publications (including electronic publications) for purposes relating to official business as a former Prime Minister, but not commercial business.

 

14

After the former Prime Minister leaves the Parliament, telephone and internet expenses, including rental, transfer and call costs in each of the former Prime Minister’s private residence(s).

 

15

After the former Prime Minister leaves the Parliament, a private-plated standard vehicle, including all running and maintenance costs.

 

Consistent with the standard of private plated vehicles and associated expenses provided to members under paragraph 14(4)(a) of the PBR Act.

16

A former Prime Minister has access to car-with-driver transport within Australia, excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), when travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister, other than in the town or city in which the private-plated vehicle is based.

 

17

After the former Prime Minister leaves the Parliament, access to car-with-driver transport within the town or city in which the private-plated vehicle is based for direct travel on official business as a former Prime Minister between his home base or his Commonwealth provided office and the nearest airport or railway station, or when travelling to attend either a Vice Regal function or an official function for purposes related to his role as a former Prime Minister.

 

18

A former Prime Minister has access to car transport for specific journeys only when travelling overseas on official business as a former Prime Minister in locations where an overseas post maintains a vehicle fleet.

 

19

For the spouse or de facto partner of a former Prime Minister, car-with-driver transport within Australia excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), when travelling to accompany or join a former Prime Minister who is travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister.

 

20

Under section 13 of the MOP(S) Act, after the former Prime Minister leaves the Parliament, employee travel at economy class within Australia for official purposes at the direction of the former Prime Minister, up to $15,000 per financial year. All costs of travel including fares, travelling allowance and car transport payments will be deducted from the employee travel budget.

 

The incumbent Prime Minister may consider a request from a former Prime Minister where special circumstances require an increase to the employee travel budget.

Other than provided in this Schedule, the usual terms and conditions that apply to travel by MOP(S) Act employees apply.

21

A security assessment of the former Prime Minister’s principal residence and the office accommodation provided at Commonwealth expense and provision of agreed security enhancements.

 

22

After leaving the Parliament, the former Prime Minister and an accompanying spouse or de facto partner have access to international travel expenses necessary for the travel when undertaking international travel approved by the Prime Minister.

 

If the Prime Minister approves international travel for the former Prime Minister, the Prime Minister is taken to have approved travel by one staff member accompanying the former Prime Minister.

a)       As approved by the Prime Minister in writing from time to time.

b)       A spouse or de facto partner must have the express approval of the Prime Minister to accompany the former Prime Minister.